Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Web-Scale IT, 2016

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00290072

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Underpinning the enterprise transformation to digital business is a new combination of elements with many of their origins in global-class cloud providers. I&O leaders must understand these key elements that make up the concept of web scale that are making their way from the cloud to the enterprise.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Silicon Photonics
    • BYOS — Build Your Own Server
    • Open Compute Project Networking
    • OS Containers
    • Advanced Battery Technologies
    • Application Release Automation
    • Hyperscale Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Brite-Box Switching
    • Web-Scale Development
    • Container Management
    • High-Temperature Servers
    • Open-Source Storage
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Microservices
    • Advanced Power Distribution Technologies for Data Centers
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Spark
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • Graph DBMSs
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Open Compute
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • DevOps
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
    • Operational In-Memory DBMS
    • White-Box Switching
    • Table-Style DBMSs
    • Key-Value DBMSs
    • Air Economizers
    • Document Store DBMSs
    • High-Control Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Big Data
    • Hadoop Distributions
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Center Container Solutions
    • In-Memory Data Grids
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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